A County Attorney, for counties in which there is not a resident Criminal District Attorney, shall be elected by the qualified
voters of each county, who shall be commissioned by the Governor, and hold his office for the term
of four years. In case of vacancy the Commissioners Court of the county shall have the power to
appoint a County Attorney until the next general election. The County Attorneys shall represent the
State in all cases in the District and inferior courts in their respective counties; but if any county shall
be included in a district in which there shall be a District Attorney, the respective duties of District
Attorneys and County Attorneys shall in such counties be regulated by the Legislature. The
Legislature may provide for the election of District Attorneys in such districts, as may be deemed
necessary, and make provision for the compensation of District Attorneys and County Attorneys.
District Attorneys shall hold office for a term of four years, and until their successors have qualified.
(Amended Nov. 2, 1954.)